FISCAL YEAR 2013 COPERNICUS AWARDS

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RMKS/1.  The Copernicus Award was established to recognize      individual 
contributions to naval warfare in command, control, communications, computers 
and intelligence (C4I), information systems, and information warfare.  The 
award is sponsored by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics 
Association (AFCEA) and the U.S. Naval Institute (USNI). 

2.  Award criteria and eligibility.  Fiscal year 2013 nominees must have made 
a specific, demonstrable contribution to the advancement of C4I, information 
systems, or Information Warfare. 
Contributions can be technical in nature, but may also originate from 
doctrinal, financial, organizational, or other dimensions of information 
systems.  The contribution should involve exceptional initiative, leadership 
and insight within the nominee's area of expertise.  All Navy, Marine Corps, 
Coast Guard, and Civil Service personnel are eligible for nomination. Up to 
30 awardees will be selected.  Each nominating command is limited to two 
nominees.  
No contractor or team (more than one person) nominations will be accepted.  
Nominations must be unclassified.

3.  Nominations and presentation.  The awardees will be selected through 
nominations from Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard (including Joint/NATO) 
commands, afloat and ashore.  Nominations must be on letterhead and submitted 
by scan/email (preferred), mail, or fax.  Nominations for commanding officers 
or officers in charge must be signed by their immediate superior in command. 
Flag endorsements and letters of recommendation are neither required nor 
desired.  The nomination template and additional nomination package 
information, as well as the most up-to-date POC information, can be found at 
http://www.AFCEA.org/awards/CopernicusNominations.asp. Nominations are due to 
the POC no later than 1 November 2013. Late nominations will not be 
considered.  AFCEA/USNI will make final selections and OPNAV (N2N6) will 
announce the awardees via NAVADMIN.  The annual Copernicus Awards ceremony 
will be held at the AFCEA/USNI West Conference in San Diego, CA and an East 
Coast Conference, location TBD and announced SEPCOR.

4.  Point of contact is CDR Kevin Wagner, OPNAV N2N6C11, at
(703) 604-6127, DSN 664-6127 or via email at, kevin.h.wagner(at)navy.mil.

5.  Released by Vice Admiral Ted N. Branch, OPNAV N2N6.//
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